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Lady Bug Rose

Lady Bug on a Red Rose

9 total reviews 
Comment from suzannethompson2


Very good entry for the contest and interesting to read how you achieved this close up of the lovely red rose with the Ladybird on the petals. Very good lighting and focus showing great detail in the intricate patterns and shapes in the petals. Good luck in the contest. Suzanne

 Comment Written 11-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 23-Apr-2018
    Thank you very much!! This is one of my the most favorite photographs that I have taken!
Comment from Stringbean


Beautifully written artists notes to go along with your photography of this Red Rose and wonderful storytelling with the Lady Bug. A good capture of this beautiful Red Rose....nice is your play of light and shadows creating depth and interest in your image. An artistic shot....I love the softness on the edges and your sharp center. A nice balance of tones and shapes. Indeed a well taken photo with a good depth of field. This is very nice work and thanks for sharing. Good luck in the Flower Photo Contest.

 Comment Written 10-Apr-2018

Comment from Jo Calderbank


An eye catching image of the lady bug on the red rose,
Good light on the centre of Attention to show the petals,
I would have gone closer on the bug for more detail, the framing is good and draws the eye in , a nice image.

 Comment Written 10-Apr-2018

Comment from Linda Wetzel


I enjoyed your notes on this piece. The deep red color of the rose and the velvety texture of the petals is lovely. The lady bug is a bonus. This is a terrific contest entry. Best wishes.

 Comment Written 10-Apr-2018

Comment from DawnIrene


This is beautiful! I love the rose first of all as it looks so very real! I love how you used symbolism in this photo as I love flowers by themselves but you have given it truth! The lady bug looks as real as the rose. Very impressive! Wonderful work!!

 Comment Written 09-Apr-2018

Comment from Envision


You did a good job with the exposure. The color of the lady bug stands out nicely, even on the red of the rose. You captured a good amount of detail. The lighting makes the texture of the fabric stand out well too.

 Comment Written 09-Apr-2018

Comment from ArtistCharles


Nice concept that is basically done well. The red in the rose seems stronger and brighter than needed IMHO. The result is that the lady bug gets lost. I would try isolating the bug and pulling down the rest of the image, then possibly brighten the bug just a little. I think that may put the attention where you want it. Just a suggestion of something to try, that may not work. The focus in terms of the shot seems good and a lot of detail is visible. Good job.

 Comment Written 09-Apr-2018

Comment from SapperArt


Very nice photo and symbolism behind the subject. The composition is nice and the placement of the bug allows it to be seen without being swallowed by the rose.

 Comment Written 09-Apr-2018

Comment from nikman


A very nice rose bloom posted here! Hope you do well in the contest!! Your macro style composition works well. Exposure and sharpness are good. Here in England your ladybugs are called ladybirds.

 Comment Written 09-Apr-2018